The Union County Health Department offers FREE radon test kits to Union County home owners through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health. To order a free radon test kit and have it mailed to your home, click here. If you are unable to complete the online form for any reason, please download and complete the coupon below and mail to the address on the coupon.
The FREE test kit is easy to use.
1. Place the test kit in the lowest living level of your home. That means a finished basement if your family spends time there or it may mean your first floor if you only use the basement for storage.
2. Leave the kit in place for three to seven days.
3. Remove and discard the sponge from the kit. Seal the bag and mail to the testing company.
4. Your results will be mailed to you in about two weeks. The Union County Health Department also receives the results so that radon levels throughout the county can be tracked.
Due to naturally occurring high levels of Radon in the soils of Central Ohio, the EPA recommends all Union County homeowners test their home for radon. Radon, a naturally occurring odorless/colorless gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. If your home has radon levels over 4 picocuries per liter, mitigation is recommended. Mitigation costs can be several hundred dollars or more, but is important for the health of your family. Please call the health department at (937) 642-2053 for more information on radon testing and mitigation.